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Grail Games is pleased to offer our upcoming release Kashgar: Merchants of the Silk Road with worldwide shipping included! (See below for more info on shipping).

Kashgar was originally released in Germany by Kosmos in 2013. After much anticipation, Grail Games is finally bringing the game to an English-speaking audience in 2018.

Designed by: Gerhard Hecht
Artwork: Franz Vohwinkel
Players: 2-4
Ages: 12+
Length: 45mins


In Kashgar, players trade different spices that are coming over the silk road from Asia to Europe. Each player has control over three caravans. In the beginning, each caravan consists of three cards that are spread out vertically so that the top part of each card is visible; each card stands for a caravan member with different abilities.

On his turn, a player performs only one action, choosing one of the cards on top of the three caravans and executing one action shown on that card. Then the card is put at the back of its caravan. To use the same caravan member again, a player must first use all the other cards on top of that caravan row.

The core mechanism of Kashgar could be called “open deck-building”. The game plays quickly with little downtime. Simple, yet so much fun and lots of strategies to explore. 


Rahdo Runs-Thru:


"My gosh, this game is incredible ... I am totally floored ... This game is amazing."
- Richard Ham, Rahdo Runs-Thru

The Dice Tower:

"The tableau-building in this game is one of the most unique things I've seen in the last few years. This is a refreshing change to deck-building ... It's unique, it's different." - Jason Levine, The Dice Tower

If you would like to read/watch some other reviews, please visit the Kashgar page on BGG.


Each copy of Kashgar will come in a sturdy, 2-piece box (280x190x67mm).

It contains:

  • 1 rule booklet and 1 card index booklet
  • 4 player boards
  • 165 cards (100x65mm) - including 12 expansion cards
  • 28 wooden pieces (spices and mules)


All copies of Kashgar will ship from China to you.

Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.

For more info on the game, please visit